The 2019 Global Energy Interconnection & China-Africa Energy and Power Conference will be held in China from November 4 to 7, 2019. Hosted by GEIDCO, this conference is expected to bring the development of GEI to new highs and present good opportunities for African countries to achieve sustainable development.
Unprecedented scale, rich in content, more than 600 participants engage in extensive exchange and discussion on GEI development
The Conference will be held at the China National Convention Center from November 6 to 7, 2019. The two-day event will focus on two themes of "Global Energy Interconnection -- A Road of Green, Low-carbon and Sustainable Development" and "African Energy Interconnection -- New Growth Driver of Africa", respectively, and will consist of keynote speeches, panel discussions, release of research reports, signing ceremony of cooperation agreements, etc.
In addition to plenary meeting, a number of thematic forums will be held in parallel to discuss topics of clean energy development, economic and social development, electrification and industrialization development in Africa, Co-development of Electricity, Mining, Metallurgy, Manufacturing and Trade, power interconnection, investment and financing, etc., while echoing to the theme of African Energy Interconnection.
Up to now, more than 600 representatives from government departments, international organizations, enterprises and universities in more than 60 countries on five continents will participate. More than 10 ministerial officials from Energy Ministries and ambassadors of African countries to China, more than 70 senior representatives from international organizations, heads of corporation, institutions, academicians and fellows will give speeches or join the panel discussions.
During the event, GEIDCO will release two reports, namely African Energy Interconnection and Co-development of Electricity, Mining, Metallurgy, Manufacturing and Trade and Study on Congo River Hydropower Development and Outward Transmission, and sign multiple cooperation agreements.
Moreover, the conference will also hold a GEI Technology and Equipment Exhibition to provide a platform for exchange and cooperation and promote project investment negotiation. With an exhibition area of more than 1,000 square meters, this exhibition at the China National Convention Center will fully showcase latest achievements and innovations in clean and green development, GEI development and other aspects.
Before the conference, African guests will go to Shanghai and Yichang of China to visit UHV substations and the Three Gorges Dam from November 4 to 5.
China and Africa work together towards win-win result, to promote quality and efficiency improvement of energy and power infrastructure construction in Africa
In recent years, as African economies maintain rapid growth, their demographic dividends have been unleashed continuously, making Africa one of the regions with the greatest development potential in the world.
During the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), GEIDCO held a thematic meeting in which it put forward ideas for the development of African Energy Interconnection and released a planning report, providing a package of solutions to Africa's clean energy development, industrialization, electrification and economic integration.
The development of African Energy Interconnection has received active support and response from heads of state, international organizations and enterprises of many African countries.
In order to develop a multilateral mechanism and a cooperation platform to promote the development of clean energy and power interconnection in Africa, GEIDCO and the Guinean Government jointly proposed to establish African Energy Interconnection and Sustainable Development Alliance (AEISDA). At present, more than 20 African countries and more than 80 internationally renowned enterprises and institutions have applied for its membership.
Furthermore, the African Energy Interconnection and Co-development of Electricity, Mining, Metallurgy, Manufacturing and Trade and Study on Congo River Hydropower Development and Outward Transmission will be launched at this conference.
Based on Africa's energy and mineral resource endowments and development reality, the reports put forward African Energy Interconnection and the overall scheme of three-cascade hydropower development and outward transmission in the lower reaches of Congo River, and explain the new model of the Co-development of Electricity, Mining, Metallurgy, Manufacturing and Trade proposed by GEIDCO. The reports will provide support for practical project research and systematic solutions to clean energy development and outward transmission and power grid interconnection in Africa.